Kazakhstan’s best 22 male boxers train in the Ak Bulak National Sports Centre until October 5

Kazakhstan’s men national team has been training in the Ak Bulak National Sports Centre in Almaty from September 7 until October 5. Altogether 30 people are allowed to attend in the national training camp due to the strict Kazakh medical rules. Among them 22 are male boxers who train with the support of six national coaches and two doctors.

All of their eight male boxers qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games through the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event in Amman on March 2021. Six of their boxers in the training camp earned medals in the recent two editions of the AIBA World Boxing Championships and two of them have already Olympic experiences.

Their male team returned to their National Training Centre after three months of break in June and prepared to the next targets and to raise the physical skills of their boxers in a first camp which hold for three weeks long in Almaty. Following a few difficulties in the country during the summer period, the team returned to the training camp.

Among the 22 elite male boxers who have been preparing to the next objectives in Almaty, all of the eight Olympic qualified athletes are there and involved to the new training program. The head coach of the elite national team Mr. Galymbek Kenzhebayev has been supporting by five national coaches as Mr. Marat Dzhakiyev, Mr. Myrzagali Aitzhanov, Mr. Nurlan Akurpekov, Mr. Askar Yerkebayev and Mr. Marat Manashev. 

AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Saken Bibossynov has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the flyweight (52kg) but Kazakhstan’s next amazing sensation two-time ASBC Asian Youth Champion 19-year-old Makhmud Sabyrkhan is also there in the training camp. Pavlodar 2016 ASBC Asian Youth Champion Serik Temirzhanov joined to the national top team only this January but he is already a quota holder for Tokyo.

Two-time ASBC Asian Boxing Championships silver medallist Zakir Safiullin is a veteran lightweight (63kg) boxer but he is in top shape after his 34th birthday but the next generation as the ASBC Asian Youth Champion Toltayev brothers are also there in the camp. Kazakhstan’s two highest ranked welterweight (69kg) boxer are two-time AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Ablaikhan Zhussupov and Asian Games silver medallist Aslanbek Shymbergenov.

Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Abilkhan Amankul returned to the team after his injury in time to get the Olympic spot at the middleweight (75kg) in Amman. AIBA World Champion Bekzad Nurdauletov and AIBA Youth World Champion Nurbek Oralbay are Kazakhstan’s best light heavyweight (81kg) boxers and both train in Almaty until October.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist and three-time ASBC Asian Champion Vasiliy Levit and two impressive youngsters as Youth Olympic Champion Aybek Oralbay and two-time ASBC Asian Youth Champion Sagyndyk Togambay are there in Almaty among their heavyweight (91kg) boxers. Kazakhstan’s two-time AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Kamshybek Kunkabayev is the best super heavyweight (+91kg) boxer in the country but three younger hopes were also involved to the camp.

The list of the Kazakh male boxers who train in Almaty
52kg: Saken Bibossynov; Makhmud Sabyrkhan; Temirtas Zhussupov
57kg: Serik Temirzhanov; Aydos Arapov
63kg: Zakir Safiullin; Sanatali Toltayev; Samatali Toltayev; Dilmurat Mizhitov
69kg: Ablaikhan Zhussupov; Aslanbek Shymbergenov
75kg: Abilkhan Amankul; Yermakhan Zhakpekov
81kg: Bekzad Nurdauletov; Nurbek Oralbay
91kg: Vasiliy Levit; Aybek Oralbay; Sagyndyk Togambay
+91kg: Kamshybek Kunkabayev; Damir Toybay; Nurlan Saparbay; Ayboldy Daurenuly

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